Shagging with the Stars

The NSDC started “Shaggin With the Stars” several years ago to get the local Myrtle Beach community more involved in the NSDC and raise money for the Beth Mitchell Scholarship. Local “stars” and community leaders are paired with professional shag dancers and given only 12 hours of practice time before competing at NSDC Prelims each January. The contestants are judged 2/3 by shag dance judges and 1/3 by audience applause. If you would like to participate as a “star” next year, please call Barry Thigpen at 843-222-6706 or email nationalshag@gmail.com

2024 Winners

Female – Christy Everett

Male – Michael Green

2023 Winners

Female – Jessie Marlowe

Male – John Stanley

2022 “Return of the Champions” Winners

Female – Dr. Debbie Connor

Male – Dr. Robert Jansen

2021 Winners


2020 Winners

Female – Elizabeth Tilley

Male – Chris Kinon

2019 Winners

Female – Carla Schuessler

Male – Dr. Jason Bell

2018 Winners

Female – Michelle Beasley

Male – Dr. Robert Jansen

2017 Winners

Female – Holly McMillan

Male – Ryan Earnest

2016 Winners

Female – Jessica Smith of Horry Georgetown Tech Foundation

Male – Tommy Moore of the Myrtle Beach Fire Department

2015 Winners

Female – Dr. Virginia Williams of Grand Strand Pediatrics

Male – Cameron Parker with Castle Engineering

2014 Winners

Female – Jessica Worley of OD Resort with Pro Parter Sam West

Male – Rhett Graham of Coastal Carolina University with Pro Partner Nikki Kontoulas

2013 Winners

Female – Debbie Connor of Coastal Carolina University with Pro Partner River Harmon

Male – Steve Balok of NASCAR Hall of Fame Artist with Pro Partner Holly Cagle

2012 Winners

Female – Christie Turner of Re/Max Ocean Forest with Pro Partner Bill Barber

Male – Rev. Johnathan Tompkins of 1st United Methodist with Pro Partner Mandy Holt-Roberts

2011 Winners

Female – Julie Kopnicky of United Way with Pro Partner Jason Cagle

Male – Brad Richardson Horry County Assistant Soliciter with Pro Partner Mandy Holt-Roberts

2010 Winners

Female – Michelle Love of South Atlantic Bank with Pro Partner William Greene

Male – Sgt. Bryan Murphy MB Police with Pro Partner Mandy Holt-Roberts

2009 Winner

Melanie Bennnet of Collins Kids with Pro Partner Charlie Womble

2008 Winner

Scott Early of MB High School with Pro Partner Mandy Holt-Roberts

2007 Winner

Martha Hunn of WBTW-13 with Pro Partner Jeff Hargett

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